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North Korea crisis: China newspaper publishes nuclear attack council

BEIJING – A state-run newspaper in a Chinese city near the border with North Korea released a "common sense" piece of advice on how readers can protect themselves from a nuclear attack or explosion on Wednesday.

China has expressed grave concern over North Korea's nuclear and missile program, and has called on the United States and South Korea to stop provoking Pyongyang.

A US supersonic bomber B-1B flew over South Korea on Wednesday as part of a major joint military exercise with Seoul. The regime of Kim Jong Un has warned that the exercises would take the Korean Peninsula to the "edge of war".

The full page article in the Jilin Daily explains how nuclear weapons differ from traditional weapons and instructs people how to protect themselves in the event of an attack.

Nuclear weapons have five means of causing destruction: light radiation, explosion waves, early-stage nuclear radiation, nuclear electromagnetic pulses and radioactive contamination, the article explains.

People outside during a nuclear attack should try to lie down in a ditch, cover their exposed skin with light-colored clothing or submerge in a river or lake to try to minimize the possibility of instant death, he added.

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Cartoon illustrations were also provided on how to dispel radioactive contamination, such as using water to wash shoes and using cotton swabs to clean ears, as well as an image of a child who vomits to show how medical help can be sought to accelerate the expulsion of radiation through the pumping of the stomach and induced urination.

The influential state endorsed by the Global Times in a commentary on Wednesday described the article as a public service announcement due to the situation on the Korean peninsula.

"If war breaks out, it can not be ruled out that the Korean Peninsula produces nuclear pollutants, and countermeasures must be seriously investigated and spoken openly for ordinary people to know them, but at the same time, there is absolutely nothing. to be alarmed, "said the Global Times.